Riverside Valley Park
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About the reserve
Riverside is one of six Exeter Valley Parks managed by Devon Wildlife Trust.
Its 40 hectares sit between Clapperbrook Lane and Bridge Road. This is an easy Valley Park to visit: it is close to the city centre and just a short walk from the historic Quayside. It offers river views, excellent walking and cycling paths and flood plain meadows giving way to the wilder estuary.
NOTICE: If you are visiting our reserves, please note that there have been instances of H5N1 Avian bird flu found in birds in Devon. There is very low risk to public health, but we do ask that if you come across any unusual or unexplained bird deaths on or near our reserves, please do not touch them and avoid allowing your dog to come into contact with dead birds. Please report them to Defra here or call 03459 335577 and also report your findings to DWT by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We're very grateful for a Landfill Communities Fund grant of £17,148 from Valencia Communities Fund, which has enabled these access improvements:
- Upgraded nearly 370 metres of muddy path in the Leafland wooded area with durable membrane under a stone chip covering
- Installed a new wooden bench at Leafland’s entrance
- Replaced a fence section, kissing gate and steps near the canal path by Bromham’s Farm playing field changing rooms
- Stone dressed a section of path near the area above to address potholes
This project has also been enabled by a donation from The Dixon Foundation.